“The Walking Dead” is going deeper into spinoff territory with its upcoming “Tales of The Walking Dead” anthology series – and one of the standalone episodes will dive even deeper into Alpha‘s backstory.
Samantha Morton previously appeared as the main antagonist of the parent series, leading the group of Whisperers and terrorizing our favorite survivors until she met her untimely death.
Appearing at Comic-Con during the Hall H panel for the spinoff, Morton spoke about her comeback and explained why she was so excited to return to the TWD universe.
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“I was so drained when Alpha died. The role of a lifetime, but all good things must pass. And then when I got the call that this was gonna happen, potentially, I was, oh my god , I was beyond excited,” she said. “I’m 45 and as an actress and a woman the roles change in TV and film, you make the tea or you’re the wife, they can be pretty lame.”
She said she was intrigued to find out “what made Alpha Alpha” and more about the Whisperers – even though the spin-off itself didn’t happen. Luckily he did, allowing Morton to work with the TWD “family” again.
She also shared that while we’ve already seen some of Alpha’s backstory, all is not what it seems.
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“It’s also that excitement, for those of you who know a bit about flashbacks, those were Lydia’s flashbacks, so we don’t know if they were real or not,” she teased. “So it’s interesting because that’s Dee’s perspective. Dee is who Alpha was before she became Alpha and it’s so exciting. She’s still Alpha, she’s still here, we are who we are. “
“Being someone who suppresses who they really are and then can thrive was such an honor,” she added.
Morton also confirmed that we would also see a younger version of Lydia and said that she would “of course” be willing to return if the creators decided to give Alpha an entire prequel series. The showrunners on the panel also seemed enthusiastic about the idea.
“Tales of the Walking Dead” debuts August 14 on AMC.